Major League Soccer

Garber reportedly signs new contract – Football Article

Don Garber is going to be around for quite a bit longer. The commissioner signed a new five-year contract that will keep him in charge if MLS until the end of the 2023 season. Garber’s previous contract ran out after last season, but there was little doubt that he would re-sign. Reports indicate that the framework of the deal was complete in December’s Board of Governors meetings and it was formalized this month. Garber was the senior vice president/managing director…

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MLS Ticker: Loons add Mannone, Atlanta waives McCann, and more – Football Article

Minnesota United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttlesworth will have some competition for the No. 1 job heading into the 2019 MLS regular season. The Loons announced on Sunday they’ve signed Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone on a one-year loan from EFL Championship side Reading FC, using Targeted Allocation Money. Mannone, 30, will occupy an international roster spot. He joined Reading from Sunderland in 2017 and made 47 appearances with the club in two seasons, while keeping eight clean sheets. Mannone began his professional…

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National Soccer Hall of Famer Fernando Clavijo passes away – Football Article

One of Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer’s most prominent figures passed away on Saturday. 2015 National Soccer Hall of Fame indcutee Fernando Clavijo passed away at 63-years-old, following a prolonged battle with multiple myeloma. Clavijo, a former U.S. Men’s National Team defender, also spent several years as a head coach in MLS and internationally with the Haitian National Team. He also served as Technical Director at FC Dallas for six years, helping the club to a Supporters Shield and U.S.…

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Nashville SC to play debut MLS season at Nissan Stadium – Football Article

When Nashville SC kicks off play in Major League Soccer in 2020 they will be playing their home matches at Nissan Stadium. Club CEO Ian Ayre confirmed on Wednesday evening that the 69,000-seater will be called Nashville SC’s home for their debut MLS season. Following that the club will move to their new $275 million, 30,500 seat stadium in 2021 assuming construction is complete. “In terms of this city, (Nissan Stadium) ticks all the boxes that we would need for…

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MLS Ticker: NYCFC signs Mitrita, RSL adds Liberian forward, and more – Football Article

David Villa’s departure left NYCFC with a major hole on the offensive front. On Monday, the Eastern Conference club added a young talent to give Domenec Torrent another option to toss in the mix. NYCFC announced on Monday they signed Alexandru Mitrita to a Designated Player contract from Romania. Mitrita, 23, joins from Romainian Liga I club Universitaea Craiova where he’s played as a winger, forward, and attacking midfielder. “I’m very happy to be a part of this team and…

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MLS transfers: 6 MLS stars with serious interest from Europe – including Manchester City’s new keeper – Football Article

Major League Soccer has long been regarded by many as the ideal location for veteran players coming towards the end of their career. Formed in 1993, the league has attracted the likes of David Beckham, David Villa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Didier Drogba and Sebastian Giovinco, to name a few. However, the recent sale of 18-year-old Alphonso Davies to Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps for a potential MLS transfer record of $22 million suggests that USA’s flagship league is gaining recognition…

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MLS Ticker: Atlanta United signs Pereira, Harkes departs for Scotland, and more – Football Article

Atlanta United’s offensive weapons continued to get even scarier with the acquisition of a talented young midfielder on Tuesday. The Five Stripes acquired 19-year-old Dion Pereira from English Premier League side Watford. Pereira has spend 10 years within Watford’s system and has featured regularly for the club’s U-23 team. After joining Watford at the U-9 level, Pereira has continued to move up the team’s system. He made his Premier League debut on May 6th, 2017 against Leicester City and has…

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MLS Ticker: Galaxy re-signs Boateng, Fire acquire rights to Moreno, and more – Football Article

The Los Angeles Galaxy have added a veteran midfielder back for the 2019 MLS campaign. Ema Boateng will return to the Galaxy after being re-signed on Monday. The 24-year-old will be heading into his fourth season with the club. “We are excited that Ema will be returning to LA Galaxy,” said Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese in a media release. “Ema is a talented young player who brings excitement and depth to our roster. We look forward to his continued…

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Eight trades headline busy day at 2019 MLS Draft – Football Article

It was a busy beginning to the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday with two rounds already in the books. While many of the biggest names in collegiate soccer learned their destinations, several MLS teams were involved in trades in Chicago. Eight trades took place on Friday which saw players, draft picks, and allocation money all exchanged in the process. Marlon Hairton and Chris Seitz were the lone two MLS players who went on the move on Friday, and many more…

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